Saturday, October 16, 2010

"Priscilla Queen Of The Desert" Rolls Onto Toronto Stage

"It’s a long, long way from the Australian outback to the lights of Broadway, especially when you try to make it in a tacky tour bus driven by three ditzy drag queens, but Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical, currently in previews prior to an Oct. 26 opening at the Princess of Wales Theatre, proves it’s possible to make the journey," writes Richard Ouzounian.

Writer/director Stephen Elliott started the whole thing with the screenplay he created in what he describes as “two mad weeks of desperate inspiration” about a trio of misfits who took their tacky cross-dressing routines into the desert. Priscilla, by the way, is not any of their names (stage or otherwise), but the appellation given the on-her-last-legs bus that ferries the lads around. READ MORE